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Rich Spanish Salmorejo Tomato Soup

Rich Spanish Salmorejo Tomato Soup

This recipe is for authentic salmorejo, a simple and extremely tasty Spanish dish. It's a thick potage-style soup that is absolutely packed with delicious tomato flavour.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Fresh, ripe tomatoes (as red as you can get)
500 g
1, 2 day old baguette
100 g
Extra virgin olive oil
100 ml
Fresh garlic
1/2-1 clove
Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Hot water for peeling the tomatoes.

Steps

1. Boil the water that will be used to peel the tomatoes in a pan. Cut a cross into the bottom of the tomato to make it easier to peel later.
2. Soak the tomatoes in the boiling water for 1 minute. Whilst in the boiling water, prepare a bowl of cold water and add in the tomatoes then peel.
3. Cut the bread into 2 cm cubes and put in a food processor. Dice the tomatoes and add them on top of the bread. Let the bread soak in the moisture from the tomatoes.
4. Roughly chop up the garlic and add to the mixture from Step 3. Garlic can cause heartburn, to prevent this cut away the part of the garlic where the core turns into the stem.
5. Add the extra virgin olive oil and blend the mixture until smooth. Season with salt.
6. You can eat these straight away or you can chill the mixture and serve them in a dish with a sprinkling of roughly chopped boiled egg or roughly chopped ham.

Story Behind this Recipe

This tomato soup is called salmorejo in Spanish and is a lovely rich potage that can be paired with bread to create a main meal! I came up with this recipe after eating it many times in Spain with my Spanish husband.